Indiana’s second medical school opens this fall and should help address projected statewide shortages of doctors in the coming years.
Marian University is launching a $150 million College of Osteopathic Medicine that will aim to produce more primary care physicians to better serve the aging population. Marian President Daniel Elsener told the Greenwood Rotary Club on Monday that the school should improve the quality, cost and accessibility of health care throughout the state.
Elsener, a southside resident, told a crowd of Rotarians who gathered at Jonathan Byrd’s in Greenwood that the Catholic
university hoped to establish a top-tier medical school in central Indiana, which will be the first new medical college in the state in more than 100 years. The project is expected to generate a significant economic impact that includes $53.5 million in construction of a new building and an estimated 318 jobs.